At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than coming home and spending quality time with someone you love. And the best place to do that is in your very own sanctuary, a sensual and relaxing bedroom environment. Here are a few tips on how to turn an ordinary room into a love nest.
Banish The Bad
The easiest way to create a special environment is to start by changing your attitude. Make a commitment with your spouse to banish a few things from entering through the door, such as arguments and discussing stressful topics. If your bedroom is to be a complete and total place for relaxation, outside influences such as televisions, telephones, and visible alarm clocks also should be removed, if at all possible. This room is to be all about the two of you, and limiting distractions and stressful conversation will help encourage that.
Choose Your Furniture And Decor Wisely
In most bedrooms, the bed is the focal point of the room. Choose romantic linens, but don’t allow them to be too overpowering. Be sure they are practical enough for everyday living. While satin sheets and down pillows may seem like a romantic idea, they aren’t enjoyable when you or your partner are slip-sliding and sneezing at the feathers. High thread counts for sheets and pillow cases are an elegant, comfortable against the skin, and simple way to indulge. Also try draping fabric and tacking it to the wall over the bed to create romantic drapery. Other furniture items are a matter of taste. However, it is a good idea to include at least one side table to stack romantic books or place candles. Another great idea is a comfortable chair for reading. The theme room is entirely about relaxation, comfort, and romance so as long as it doesn’t feel too cluttered with furniture, adding additional pieces is entirely up to you.
Let There Be Soft Light
Nothing is more romantic than candlelight. Since this isn’t 1842 and electricity is essential, an easy way to set the mood on lighting is to install a dimmer switch on your existing light. These are inexpensive to purchase, and an associate at your local home improvement store will be able to give you tips on installation. A few well placed candles, or even a table top candelabra, are also easy ideas for adding romance to a room.
If you do have a higher budget and are able to hire a contractor to redo your bedroom, there are several things you can add to add romance. A fireplace can be an effective heating source as well as a sensual addition to a room. Jacuzzi tubs can also be added to a master bathroom, creating an excellent extension of your relaxing room.
No matter what you decide to do to create a romantic environment; the key is what works for both of you. Talk to your partner and discuss what is important to you each, and include these ideas in your design.